Skype 2.1 has been working in Ubuntu 10.10 but now stops me from logging in - it says there maybe another instance of Skype running. There is not, so I can't use Skype. I have changed passwords several times but this hasn't rectified the problem. Please can someone help?
Skype may be running. It is an issue which I haven't solved yet and I am using Skype (Beta) Version 126.96.36.199, I am yet waiting for the release of the new version which seems to be going to correct this and other bugs.
Meanwhile, what you can do when facing this is to kill all the running processes named "skype".
Do this by dropping:
After that, try again running a new instance of skype and log in.
For me, Skype was not running (even though it thought it was). The solution was to close Skype and then